East Youlstone Community Benefit Fund Criteria

Fund Overview

The East Youlstone Community Benefit Fund, in Devon, has £12,000 available per year for community use.

The Fund allows groups to apply for grants between £250 and £6,000.

There is one application round to apply to each year. Additional rounds will be established if all the funding is not allocated.

Project locations

Projects for which grants are requested must be located within the eligible funding area, as shown on the map.

Project Purpose

Priority will be given to:

  • Energy efficiency or renewable energy projects, such as insulation, efficient boilers or small scale renewable energy installations
  • Training or education projects, especially vocational training for unemployed young people aged under 25
  • Projects for school age children, or older people
  • Any other community projects for the benefit of residents of the local area
Eligible Organisations

Eligible Organisations, who can apply for funding include:

  • Voluntary, community groups
  • Parish Councils
  • Schools and educational establishments
  • Social enterprises (including credit unions, co-operatives, social firms, community-owned enterprises, community interest companies and development trusts), provided they operate on a not-for-profit basis

Applicants are required to have a written constitution, a set of rules, or a governing document and a bank or building society account, held in the name of the organisation, in place before applying for a grant.

Organisations that have already received grants from the Fund can apply for further grants each year.

Exclusions

Grants will not be available for:

  • Commercial organisations
  • Private membership-based sports clubs and facilities, unless membership is open to the general public without undue restriction (e.g. not membership by nomination organisations)
  • Projects that only benefit one individual, unless the application is received from an organisation and the project directly benefits individuals (e.g. energy saving measures such as insulation)
  • Projects that are narrowly religious in focus or that support a party political campaign or cause
  • Funding core costs in organisations, e.g. running costs, administration costs, building rental costs etc.
  • Retrospective funding, i.e. projects that have already been completed, whether or not already paid for
  • Works considered a statutory responsibility, such as scheduled transport services, works to public highways and public car parks
Judging Criteria

The main criteria used when assessing applications received will be:

  • The social, economic and environmental benefits which will result from the project
  • The level of community support for and involvement in the project
  • The location of the project in relation to the East Youlstone turbines
  • The number of people within the stated area of benefit that will benefit from the project

Other factors will also be considered, which must be demonstrated in the application:

  • The ability of the applicant to deliver the project
  • How the work will be continued after the project has been completed, i.e. its sustainability and legacy
  • Value for money

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